If you are just coming upon this post, now, look for the link above and see PART 1 of this post where I explained:
- quilt basics
- fabrics to use and amount
- where to find the patterns shown (RILEY BLAKE OF COURSE)
- below is the fabric chart if you missed it on the last post
Quilt Block Assembly: Even though the pictures have great explanations, there are a couple tips you can use.
- YES that is glue stick. It’s Elmer’s Washable WHITE glue stick. I got this tip from NUBBIN the true professional that wins all sorts of quilting competitions. When putting on your first strip, lightly dab glue down the middle of the strip. You don’t want it to go all the way to the edges as to avoid sewing through the glue and making the needle sticky. When that’s done, iron it and that will make it stick. For this pattern, you need the block precisely split down the middle. To make this happen (2nd row down) place the edge of the first strip 1/4″ away from the center diagonal line. This will ensure that when you add a piece to it, it will be split right down the middle.
- I cut my base muslin blocks 5″x5″ so when they were sewn, they would be 4 1/2″x 4 1/2″.
- This quilt is very forgiving on the strip portion. If things get a little crooked, no worries. You trim off all the excess fabric anyway.
- When adding the strips use the sew, iron, sew, iron techniques the whole way through.
The rest is pretty self-explanatory if you look at the pictures below. The only tip here is to iron the seams to one side on the underside. Also keep them as super straight as possible.
To finish off this darling little quilt, use your favorite binding technique and ENJOY!!!
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